Let's preview some of the events coming up along the Jersey Shore this week.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday it’s the Wings ‘n Water Festival at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, a family fun “Celebration of the Coast." You can meet nationally-acclaimed artists, carvers, quilters, crafters and photographers.
Saturday, it's the Saturday Stand-Up at The ShowRoom. Asbury Park‘s art house movie theater, is dishing out some comic relief this summer, hosting this inaugural comedy event. It will kick off at 10pm with improv performances from Rutgers University’s A-4-Effort comedy troupe. Comedian Fred Austin will emcee the event and introduce a bevy of stand-up acts from up-and-coming comedians, including Rich McDonald, also known as Big Rich From Jersey, Sean Newman, Stephen Hilger, Dina Hashem and more.
Saturday there are also two exciting sports events:
- Belmar 5, the annual 5-mile run around Belmar, starting 8:30am from the Taylor Pavilion on Ocean Ave
- Boogie Board Races in North Wildwood: Wave riding competition for boys & girls ages 5-18 yrs.; 15th & Beach; 9:00am Registration; 10:00am Contest; Prizes; Must provide own board; FREE
Saturday-Sunday it’s the big Bradley Beach Lobsterfest on the Boardwalk @ 5th Ave Pavilion. There will be lots of broiled lobster, lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls etc. Also 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests, over 100 craft and specialty vendors, two huge beer & wine gardens, a giant waterslide and childrens activities.
Friday-Sunday, North Wildwood hosts the huge NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival. You can enjoy mouthwatering barbecue and fantastic live blues music, on 2nd & Olde New Jersey Ave. There will be food, vendors, entertainment & refreshments.
If you’re traveling this weekend, you can also check out ShoreVacations.com, Jersey Shore’s biggest travel resource. It’s a one-stop Web site for planning your Jersey Shore vacation, featuring summer rentals, beach information, weather updates and more! And of course, it has a full list of all the Jersey Shore events this year.